Yes, they deserve all those exclamation points—and more!
Seriously. I’ve been going to Storymakers for years in my alter ego persona. I’ve missed a few—and that always makes me sad—but I’ve really loved watching it grow and change to become what it is today. I love the supportive atmosphere and the great fun. I always come home inspired to write more.
Click here to see a few photos of me at the conference in previous years.
And then there are the Whitney Awards! I simply can’t imagine the Oscars being more fun. (Unless, of course, I got a seat next to Robert Downey Jr.)
Click here for photos of me at the 2011 Whitney Awards Banquet.
I’ll be posting some pictures of this year’s outfit later this week.
But today, let’s talk about the finalists. Here are the finalists for two of the Whitney categories.
|After Hello||Finding June||The Space Between Us||The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back||V is for Virgin|
|Lisa Mangum||Shannen Crane Camp||Jessica Martinez||Sariah Wilson||Kelly Oram|
|Case File 13: Zombie Kid||Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero||Freakling||Palace of Stone||The False Prince|
|J. Scott Savage||Matt Peterson*||Lana Krumwiede*||Shannon Hale||Jennifer A. Nielsen|
In the comments, tell us:
• How many of these 10 finalists have you read?
• Which ones did you really, really love?
• And if you had to pick just one from each category—like, if you were at the bookstore and you only had enough money to buy ONE book—which is your winner and WHY?
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